Meaning of ACTUAL in English

— actualness , n.

/ak"chooh euhl/ , adj.

1. existing in act or fact; real: an actual case of heroism; actual expenses.

2. existing now; present; current: The ship's actual position is 22 miles due east of Miami.

3. Obs. pertaining to or involving acts or action.

[ 1275-1325; actualis, equiv. to L actu- (s. of action n. actus; see ACT) + -alis -AL 1 ; r. ME actuel ]

Syn. 1. genuine, authentic, veritable. See real 1 .

Ant. 1. unreal, fictional.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .